Airline bosses demand UK-US travel “corridor”

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“Airline bosses are urging the US and UK to allow travel to restart ahead of the G7 meeting in Cornwall. The bosses of all airlines that offer UK-US flights and Heathrow Airport issued a joint call for a trans-Atlantic travel ‘corridor’ on Monday. The group said it would be ‘essential to igniting economic recovery.’ Nearly all passengers from the UK are currently banned from travelling to the US. Under a presidential decree introduced last March, non-US citizens who have been in the UK in the last 14 days cannot enter the country unless a specific exemption applies. Meanwhile, travellers from the US to the UK must self-isolate for 10 days on arrival as the country is on the ‘amber list.’ But airline bosses argued on Monday that because of the speed of the vaccine roll-out in both countries, travel should be allowed to resume.” (06/07/21)